Pat Buechler


I am happy and excited to begin another year teaching in a faith filled environment and to be surrounded by all the little people!

This is my 25th year teaching.  A little background on me:

I graduated from NSU with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Minor in Early Childhood.  I was preschool teacher/assistant director at Aberdeen Child Care Center from 1991-1995.  In 1995, I became Director at Bethesda Sharing Center.  I held that position for 10 years, teaching preschool there also.  I began at Roncalli in 2005 as Director/Preschool teacher of the Sonshine Patch and OST Program. In 2011, I stepped down as Director and moved to a part time preschool teaching position here at Roncalli.  I am now back to full time teaching and will be teaching the morning preschool session for those enrolled part time.

I am an active Herbalife Member, helping others learn about good nutrition and meeting their health and wellness goals. 

I have been married to Jerry for almost 25 years.  We have 3 boys: Anthony, who is 21 and beginning his 3rd year at SDSU, majoring in Agronomy.  Andrew, is 16 and is a sophomore at Roncalli.  Jaden, our nephew who lives with us, is also 16 and is a freshman at Roncalli.  All 3 have been and are active in sports, so my spare time I am running after them!  We all enjoy fishing and hunting, which keep us busy too!

I pray we all have a super year, filled with learning and fun!  Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns.

Click on this link for the most current lesson plans:

Field trip to Farm on May 3rd and 4th and to Storybook land on May 9th and 17th: Need DRIVERS!

last day of school: friday, May 19th!



Here is the link to complete the Safe Environment online training,  This is a requirement by the Sioux Falls Diocese for all who work or volunteer within the school.

Thank you in advance for completing it!


Daily Schedule

7:45-8:15:    Children arrive/Free Play

8:15-8:30: Circle Time-Calendar, Weather, Story, Song, Fingerplays

8:30-9:50: Learning Centers and Free Time

9:50-10:00- Snack

10:00-10:10-short- end of morning circle time

10:15-10:30- outside time